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HOUSE&HOME 

CANADA'S MAGAZINE OF HOME & STYLE 

Volume32, Number 2, February 2010 
Date of Issue: January 2010 

Editor 

Suzanne Dimma 



Art Director 

Maarten Sluyter 
Deputy Editor Hilary Smyth 

Managing Editor KateQuetton 



Senior Design Editor 
Design Editors 



DECORATING + DESIGN 

senior Editor Meg Crossley 
Sally Armstrong 
Cameron MacNeil 
Stephanie White 

styieEditors Morgan Michener 
StaceySmithers 
Michael Penney 
Kathryn Bala 
Sarah Glynn 
Kai Ethier 



Assistant Design Editor 

Intern 

Assistant to the Editor 



COPY 

senior Editor Katie Hay den 
Associate Editor Catherine Macintosh 
Assistant Editor Jaimie Nathan 
Editorial Assistant Katie Gougeon 

FEATURES 

senior Editor Trish Snyder 
senior Features Editor Laurie Jennings 
Features Editor Kimberley Brown 

Consulting Editor Beth Hitchcock 

Food Editor Claire Tansey 
ART 

Associate Art Director MandyMilks 
Senior Designer Shanna Pollard 

Promotions Designer Jenn Lawrence 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Photo Editor Leslie Williams 
Photo Assistant Jackie Goodlin 

PUBLISHER 

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FEATURES 

Making History With a unique 

collection of art and furniture, 
an intrepid antiques dealer 
reimagines a dilapidated 1830s 
house. By Jennifer Hughes 

_ Modern Mix A producer at HGTV 
shares how she reinvented her house 
to create a warm and modern family- 
friendly retreat. By Tanya Linton 

_ The Spa Effect Four spectacular 
bathroom renovations reveal great 
new looks, and ideas on where to 
save and splurge. By Emily Norris 

_ Straight Thinking Bright and bold, 
or crisp and classic, stripes of all 
sizes are a perfect fit most anywhere. 
Produced by Sasha Seymour; text by 
Kimberley Brown 

_ Food As the world descends on 
Vancouver for the 2010 Winter 
Olympics, we celebrate the city's best 
culinary talents with recipes from 
three top chefs. By Claire Tansey 

DEPARTMENTS 

_ Editor's Page Serial renovator 

_ Contributors Meet three from this issue 

RSVP Our readers have their say 
_ Style Files News, ideas, hot topics 

and trends 
_ More or Less Essentials for the 

decorated home office 

Finds The latest from the world of design 
_ View Lynda Reeves remembers 

Canadian design icon John Manuel 
_ Rooms that Work Rustic charm makes 

a cottage-style bathroom a natural 

Living With smart materials and design, 

a sleek city house exudes warmth 
_ Spotlight Nine stunning ways to turn 

a staircase into a focal point 
_ Focus Eye-catching doorknobs 

Events Home and garden shows, antique 

and craft sales, and art exhibits 
_ Source Guide Where to find it 
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Serial Renovator 

The other day I was watching a slow- moving BBC drama with my father 
when one of the characters began rummaging through her closet in search 
of something for her friend to wear to a big event. I knew what was coming. 
I turned to my father and jokingly said, "It's time for a makeover, Dad!" 
And from that point on, we were both glued to the TV. After a whirlwind 
transformation that involved several dramatic wardrobe changes, the 
friend wound up looking amazing and was, of course, the belle of the ball. 

One of my favourite makeovers is in The Devil Wears Prada, when 
Anne Hathaway evolves from plain Jane to supreme fashionista. It's just 
so exciting to watch someone or something change from everyday to 
extra special. When I look at the dramatic before and afters on our pages 
this month, I feel the same way — so much potential realized! This is why 
I think I'm a serial renovator. When I'm not in the midst of a project I feel 
out of sorts. But when I'm mid reno, I'm alive with anticipation. Truth be 
told, it's been a while — and I'm starting to get the itch, looking around 
the house at what I can get my hands on. My plan is a few quick fixes to 
tide me over until we're ready to move. 

For a year now, I've been dying to update my cherry kitchen cabinets 
(which were in the house when we moved in six years ago) with a coat of 
matte charcoal grey paint and stainless steel pulls. Of course, Arriz is 
totally against it (given the choice, don't most men choose natural wood 
over paint?). In my living room, replacing the orange striped drapes with 
a new set in either blue or grey velvet or linen will completely transform 
the space. Sometimes, strategic redecorating like this can give almost as 
much of a lift as renovating. I was so excited when our newest design editor, 
Kathryn Bala, found the textured wall tiles below, which I may use for our 
ensuite bath — they're a fresh take on white subway tiles, and can be 
installed right on top of old tile. And for the quickest fix of all, check out 
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In the end, renovating is all about change, and sometimes change is 
exactly what we need to get us excited about our homes all over again. 



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A coat of matte charcoal paint 
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I'm leaning toward a rich, 
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SABRINA LINN: "/ recently finished a major reno 
[featured in H&H, August 2009], so now I'm just 
redecorating. Simply rearranging furniture can 
transform a space... and it's free!" 
A sought-after designer, Sabrina works for private 
clients, magazines and several HGTV design shows. 
Born in Montreal, she decamped to Toronto 1 
years ago where she now designs a line of colourful 
vintage-inspired fabrics and pillows, as she did for 
this issue's "Weekend Decorating" (page 72). 




NANCY TONG: "Yd love to knock down the wall in our 
kitchen. My husband has a real green thumb — it would 
be great to open up the space to the garden." 
A great job perk for veteran photographer Nancy, 
who shot one of the bathrooms in this issue's "The 
Spa Effect" (page 66), is seeing into people's houses, 
as she has long been fascinated by design and how 
others live. She lives with her husband and two small 
children in Toronto, and spends her down time in 
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EMILY NORRIS: "My husband and I are adding a 
beautiful, simple boxy space onto our house. It has 
polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows." 
After 1 2 years working in the magazine world 
(including here at H&H), Toronto-based Emily 
decided to switch gears. For the past few years 
she has been a full-time real-estate agent, freelance 
writer and prop stylist, as well as mom to three 
children under the age of five. For this issue, 
she wrote "The Spa Effect" (page 66). 

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I have always lived out of boxes. I come 
from a family that couldn't stay put, 
so my house has always been messy 
and disorganized. I've spent my adult 
life investing in my family and my 
career, but not in my home, and I came 
to realize not too long ago that everyone 
needs not just a house, but a home. So 
I have set out to create a cosy, welcoming 
nest, one room at a time, and H&H has 
been by my side every step of the way. 
- NATALIE MARSHALL, Laval, Que. 

I feel compelled to tell you that I think 
your December cover [above] was awful. 
It's your Entertaining issue, for goodness 
sake! The photograph is bland, white, 
one-dimensional and unbalanced. 
What's to "enjoy!"? 
-NICOLE MACKENZIE 

I absolutely love H&H Online TV. 
I love your magazine too, but as a very 
busy working mother of two, having 
the opportunity to watch your show 
is a rare treat. I love being able to log 
on at my convenience to see beautiful 
rooms and decorating ideas. Well done! 
-L. LEIHER 

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series, home tours, forums. Finally, 
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mail yesterday ... I am saving it for the 
weekend to enjoy slowly with a glass of 
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Write: RSVP, Canadian House & Home 
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GOTTA HAVE IT 

A handsome mansard 
mirror framed in rugged 
weathered wood gives 
even bare-bones spaces 
architectural flair. 

Mirror, Anthropologic; green pitcher, Jockson Folk; tall vase, 
Holloce Cluny; motte vases, Cynthia Findlay Antiques; bone 
dish, South Hill Home; wall colour, Calamine (230), mantel 
colour, Pavillion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball. 




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ABOVE: 
19th-century 
carpenter's 
bench, $3,500; 
stools, $100 to 
$225; factory 
rolling ladder (on 
ceiling), $1,000; 
hotel sign, $650. 
LEFT: Set of two 
chairs with desk, 
$3,500; cafeteria 
trays, $15 each. 
BELOW: 19th- 
century cast-iron 
balcony rail from 
Argentina, $700. 



STOREWATCH 

SMASH GIVES 
SALVAGE A 
STYLISH SETTING 

FIND IT: Smash, 2880 Dundas W., 
Toronto (416) 762-3113 or smash.to. 
HISTORY: Paul Mercer opened 
Smash in 2008 in the city's up-and- 
coming Junction neighbourhood, 
stocking reclaimed lumber, doors 
and countertops as well as factory 
fixtures, furniture, lighting, curios 
and art. Mercer's 20 years in the 
antiques and salvage business — 
he's a former partner of nearby Post 
and Beam Reclamation — have 
given him a roster of sources from 
as far away as Buenos Aires. "But 
the best stuff doesn't always come 
from exotic places," he says. The 
Junction's manufacturing boom 
in the 1800s makes it a treasure 
trove for local finds today. 
STYLE: Rustic industrial meets 
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dollar store, wrought-iron gates 
sit next to enamel lighting, which 
Mercer often sells to restaurants 
and clubs. "I look for anything 
unusual," he adds. 
BEST BUYS: Metal prison-cafeteria 
trays ($15) make edgy accents, and 
animal skulls ($60 to $200) are 
beautifully macabre. 
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Furniture 
made from locally sourced heavy 
reclaimed Douglas fir beams. 
Also look out for pieces picked 
up from the antiques mega- fair 
in Brimfield, Mass. 
-ANNAKAISA-WALKER 




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ABOVE, LEFT: 
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$5to$8/ft. 19th- 
century milk basins, 
$550/pair; table, 
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RIGHT: The 14 series lights 
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Vancouver and Montreal. 14.26 
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OMER ARBEL, CO-DESIGNER 
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OLYMPIC MEDALS, TAKES 
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WHO: Omer Arbel, Bocci 

WHERE: Vancouver (604) 974-0005 o r omerarbel.com 
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WHAT: Striking pendant lights, pleated benches 
and marble tables that champion individuality. 
THE SCOOP: Leading a staff of 15, Arbel has won 
his design firm Bocci worldwide praise for creating 
lighting and furniture that resist homogeneity. The 
spheres for his 28 series pendant lights are purposely 
distorted using a technique where air is intermittently 
injected and then drawn out of fired glass. For his 
25 bench, randomly folded pleats are meant to 
shift and crease in response to the bodies of sitters. 
STANDOUT PRODUCT: The sleek 22 wall socket, a 
flush-to-the-wall design that eliminates the need for 
a clunky cover plate. The concept arose from Arbel's 
desire to mute visual noise. 

BUZZ PROJECT: Arbel collaborated with native artist 
Corrine Hunt to design the 2010 Winter Olympic and 
Paralympic medals. Each medal is one of a kind, made 
by cropping into details from two of Hunt's artworks. 
NAME DROPPING: British starchitect Norman Foster, 
who designed the Millennium Bridge in London, 
recently ordered the 22 series lights (Bocci's debut 
design) for his own home. — BROOKE LOCKYER 




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making them as easy to install as baseboard heaters. With 
styles ranging from sleek and modern to ornate and historical, 
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ROLL WITH IT 

PROJECT: Turn an antique chair into a task chair 

MATERIALS: 4 cup casters with screws, semi-gloss 
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1. CHOOSE A 
HANDSOME 
CHAIR 

This Victorian stick- 
and-ball corner 
chair has loads 
more character 
than a brand new 
rolling chair and 
moves comfortably 
from desk to dining 
room to living 
room. I snapped it 
up at a flea market 
in upstate New 
York, but any stylish 
vintage or antique 
chairwill do. 



2.UPDATEIT 
WITH A COAT 
OF PAINT 

While many 
antiques look best 
left scuffed and 
scarred, this chair 
was an unfortunate 
gold colour and 
the original ruched 
seat was in tatters. 
I replaced the seat 
with inexpensive 
burlap strapping 
and refreshed the 
frame with black 
semi-gloss floor 
paint. 



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iPhone apps make home decisions a snap. 



DECORATE ON THE GO 

Try: Mark On Coll 
Snap and file photos of items 
and finishes while shopping, 
track your budget and create 
accurate floor plans in which 
you can input and move 
furniture. Cost: $3 

GET DIY SUPPLIES 
Try: Drywoll Calculator 
Take your home down to 
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the total square footage of 
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drywall sheets needed is 
displayed, with the option 
to change the length of the 
sheets. Cost: $1 

BECOME ECO SAVVY 

Try: Go Green 

Offers a new green tip every 
time you click on the app and 
organizes them into a personal 
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Try: Jamie Oliver's 20 
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means you can finally cut out 
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CHOOSE THE BEST WINE 
Try: Food & Wine Matcher 
Created by wine expert and 
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cocktails and even coffee with 
nearly 1,000 different foods, 
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3.SECURE 
CASTERS TO 
EACH LEG 

A lot of antique 
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be small in scale; 
adding casters to 
the legs gives it a 
bit more height 
and makes it easier 
to move around. 
I like the brass cup 
casters from Lee 
Valley, which come 
square and round 
in 1" to 1-%" sizes, 
and have a lovely 
tailored look. 



FIND THE PERFECT PAINT 
Try: Ben Color Capture and 
ColorSnap 

Upload or take a photo of 
anything you like the colour of 
and match it to a paint shade by 
Benjamin Moore (Color Capture) 
or Sherwin-Williams (ColorSnap). 
Browse coordinating shade 
suggestions and save palettes. 
Cost: Free 
Available at the iTunesApp store. 



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Handcrafted in solid oak, the 
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with heart-shaped leg joints. 

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Group several sculptural cast-bronze 
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In smooth or hammered finishes. 14" to 
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textured duvet cover contrasts boldly with black and tan paisley sheets. Serene grasscloth walls and 
lustrous gold accessories add a note of sensuous glamour. For a hit of colour, try mixing our Noir duvet 
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Lynda Reeves pays 
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Thirty years ago, names like Bob Dirstein, Jim 
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synonymous with the most beautiful and fashionable 
rooms in the country 

The best of the best, most talented, outrageous 
and dapper of the club was John Schofield Manuel. 
John died this past fall at age 75. His work has graced 
our pages many times over the past 25 years. Rooted 
in the classics, quietly correct and never trendy, his 
rooms held a suave appeal that felt fresh and 
polished — and still do today. 

I first met John in 1978 when I moved to Hazelton 
Avenue in Toronto to start my own design firm. I had 
heard that the perfect stone Victorian with the black 
iron gate across the street belonged to John Manuel, 
the famous designer. Recently divorced, I was working 
hard on my apartment, trying to make a statement on 
a small budget, scared I would not get even one client. 

So it was a huge day when John approached me 
at a cocktail party and said, 'Tve been watching you. 
You're doing interesting things with your place. 
Keep going/' John was always encouraging, kind 
and tons of fun. 

A few years later, when I was relaunching 
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A simple MDF 

mantel is an 

affordable update 






A reimagined 
city house 
marries sleek 
minimalism and 
organic finishes. 

Text by LAURA MUIR 

Photography by ANGUS FERGUSSON 



Making 
Modern Warm 



THE BACK STORY "It was a reaction to living in New York/' says Stacey 
of the open, uncluttered style of her midtown Toronto house. After calling 
a cramped Manhattan apartment home for seven years, she and her 
husband, Kelly wanted to create an airy space that would suit their busy 
lifestyle and wide range of interests: Kelly loves to play guitar and is a 
consummate cook, and the couple loves to entertain and garden. This 
typical 1930s two-storey which they bought in 2005, was a surprisingly 
good fit. "It was a little 'plain Jane/ but a really solid house/' says Stacey. 
"It hadn't been renovated, so we didn't have to deconstruct someone else's 
reno." With good bones, a practical, clean-lined layout and original features 
like a fireplace and a lovely sunny back garden, it served as a clean slate for 
the design-savvy pair. To transform the home, the couple — she works in 
advertising, and he in media — enlisted architect Christopher McCormack, 
plus designer Harvey Wise to help with decorative touches. Reinventing 
the house, which took two years, meant expanding the footprint slightly, 
opening up spaces, adding clean architectural details and incorporating a 
natural palette of wood, stone and metal to ensure a warm and inviting 
aesthetic. Here, tips on creating a personalized contemporary home. 






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< MAKE THE FIREPLACE THE 
FOCAL POINT 

Replace outdated architectural elements 
with easy-on-the-eyes focal points. Here, 
a bulky, Art Deco-style fireplace with 
bulging, rounded sides and an outdated 
grey and pink granite hearth and surround 
was replaced with a minimalist surround 
constructed of black granite and a crisp 
white-painted wood mantel. The new 
fireplace boasts soothing clean lines 
that complement the contemporary 
look of the rest of the house. 
Rug, Carpet Villa; large wooden piece 
(on mantel), The Door Store; coffee table, 
Structube; red bowl, Hollace Cluny; large 
photograph, Love, Beer, Shinjuku Tokyo 
5/13 by Kenneth Laing Herdy, medium 
photo, Cuba #59 (1) by Elaine Ling, Art 
Interiors; wall colour, White Down 
(OC-131), Benjamin Moore. 



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GO NATURAL a 

When working with a contemporary 
aesthetic, use an organic palette to inject 
warmth. Here, the kitchen and dining area 
showcase the couple's affinity for natural 
materials: the hardware-free walnut 
cabinetry, soapstone counters and oversized 
slate floor tiles all have a rich or textural 
quality that enlivens the space. While it's 
common to outfit an island with a cooktop or 
sink, the pair bucked this trend. "It's built to 
be strictly a work surface," says McCormack, 
to accommodate Kelly's cooking as well as 
act as a hub during entertaining. It's also 
chock full of storage and appointed with two 
stools. Having the back door open right out 
onto the expansive deck creates a great 
integration between indoors and out. 
Counters, N &G Soapstone Countertops; 
slate floor tile, Stone Tile International; 
in-floor heating, SBN Mechanical; Grohe 
faucet, Taps; pitcher, The Door Store; bowl 
(on island), Hollace Cluny; Le Creusetpot 
(on stove), toaster, Williams-Sonoma. 



BUILD IN FUNCTION v 

Turn functional items into attractive design 
elements. To give the full-size fridge a sleek, 
European look, McCormack had it encased 
in a walnut frame so it would blend with the 
rest of the cabinetry. Tucked into a space 
between the kitchen and living room (part 
of what used to be the dining room), the 
small office is both practical and handsome. 
Open shelving keeps it airy. Kelly, who built 
the desk with a friend, left the edge of the 
redwood top raw for an rustic look. 
Redwood, Urban Tree Salvage; Eames 
chair, eBay; plant, Ikea. 






FOCUS ON WOOD > 

To let the kitchen's rich walnut cabinetry 
take centre stage, the couple chose a low- 
key back-painted glass for the backsplash 
instead of tiles, which they felt would have 
drawn attention away from the cabinetry's 
organic patterning and crisp lines, explains 
designer Harvey Wise. Painted a foggy 
taupe, the backsplash complements the 
space's warm wood and grey stone tones. 
All millwork designed by McCormack 
Architects and built by Alex Bak, Space 
Furniture; glasses, napkins, pitcher, shaker, 
Angus & Company; colour for back-painted 
glass, Ashwood (OC-47), Benjamin Moore. 




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REPEAT WARM FINISHES > 

A long walnut shelf was incorporated 

along the dining room's outside wall to 

balance the kitchen's walnut cabinetry 

on the other side of the room. By furring 

out the wall below and alongside it the 

architect was able to create a 4" recess 

that accommodates the shelf, which offers 

a place to display art. The frames on the 

dining chairs and the old tavern table, 

found by the pair at a collectibles shop in 

Florida, reiterate the warm wood hue. 

Oly pendant light South Hill Home; art, 

Peony magenta-09 by Madeleine Lamont, 

Art Interiors; deep cream bowl, The Door 

Store; shallow white bowl, Hollace Cluny. 




BLEND ERAS a 

Mix old and new to create intriguing style 
tension. Taking advantage of an extra-wide 
lot the couple built a rear addition that 
also wraps around the side of the house. 
McCormack included a two-storey wall 
along the right side of the house and painted 
the lower window section here black. "It 
makes it look like that side of the house 
has been pulled out like a drawer," he says. 
While it complements the original red 
brick, the horizontal cedar siding covering 
the new facade here also highlights the 
separation between old and new, and riffs 
on the warm wood tones inside. 
Architects, Christopher McCormack and 
Florin Scarlat, McCormack Architects; black 
doors, Pella; white lounge chairs, Sunday 
Antique Market at St. Lawrence. 




CHOOSE PLUSH FABRICS a 

Incorporating supple, textural fabrics like 
velvet, leather and wool flannel enhances 
an organic-modern aesthetic. So even 
though they're dark and clean-lined, the 
sofa and leather chairs in Stacey and Kelly's 
living room have an innate warmth. The 
eclectic collection of furnishings — 
contemporary furniture juxtaposed 
with exotic and rustic elements, like the 
stone Buddha statues and a side table 
made of salvaged wood — is arranged 
in a simple symmetrical box and centered 
on the bay window, offering a traditional 
but comfortable and friendly arrangement. 
Wood side table, Urban Tree Salvage; rug, 
Carpet Villa; wall colour, White Down 
(OC-WI), Benjamin Moore; stone Buddhas, 
Sunday Antique Market at St. Lawrence; 
coffee table, Structube; red bowl, throw 
pillows, Hollace Cluny; throw, Angus 
& Company. 



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IMBUE A SENSE OF LUXURY v 

Try to create a soothing feel even in small 
bathrooms. Here, warm materials like 
ribbon-striped tiama wood, Calacatta 
marble, and a flamed limestone floor are 
paired with smart storage and clean lines 
to instill a restful ambience. To make room 
for the extra-long vanity, McCormack left 
the toilet and tub in their original spots 
and expanded the room 4' by annexing 
space from the hall and stairwell. The 
sleek, architectural medicine cabinet over 
the toilet also hides the toilet stack and 
echoes the wood used downstairs. 
Sinks, faucets, Tops; floor tile, Olympia Tile 
& Stone; basket, Angus & Company; towels, 
toiletries, glass, Ginger's; orchid, Ikeo. 



BE SMART ABOUT SPACE a 

Keep resale in mind when renovating. Here, 
the couple converted two smaller bedrooms 
into the large principal bedroom that offers 
garden views and access to the upper back 
deck through tall, wide windows. "They had 
reservations about turning a three-bedroom 
house into a two-bedroom house," says 
McCormack. "So I showed them how they 
could easily convert it back — by keeping 
the radiators from both rooms and turning 
one doorway into a closet that can easily 
be removed — if they ever want to sell." 
Linking the bedroom to the big deck 
makes it feel even larger, and having to step 
up to the deck adds a nest-like cosiness. 
Bedding, Lucco; light fixture, block lamps, 
sheepskin rug, Ikeo; wall colour. Arrowroot 
(29-82), Pratt & Lambert; bench upholstery, 
Rudy's Custom Upholstery. 



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Turn a practical 

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railing; this one has 

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A crisp black and 

white colour 

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photo gallery, while 

herringbone floors 

and a crystal finial 

atop the newel 

post enhance the 

glamorous look. 




VIVID COLOUR v 

Use colour to make a bold decorating 
statement. An orange runner looks even 
juicier in an all-white setting. A painted 
stripe above the baseboard visually 
balances the dark handrail and helps draw 
the eye up the stairs. 



Flights of Fancy 

Clever ideas for styling your stairs. 

Produced by KATHRYN BALA | Text by 1R\SH SNYDER 





a WALL OF STORAGE 

Harness wasted space beneath stairs to tuck 

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ones highlight the sweeping curve of the 

grand staircase, with its wide steps and 

elegantly raised newel post. 



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Inject a cottage 
aesthetic with 
painted panelling 
and a twisted rope 
handrail. (Look 
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Home and garden shows, antique 
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King Tut: The Golden King and the Great 
Pharaohs, Toronto, until April 18. 
Delve into the mysterious life and death 
of the young King Tut by exploring 
130 extraordinary pieces from temples and 
royal private tombs. This exhibition features 
artifacts never before seen in North America, 
and a National Geographic video 
documentary. Art Gallery of Ontario. 
1 -877-225-4246 o rago.net . 
Winter Antiques Sale, Etobicoke, Ont., 
January 24 to 31 . Shop 1 .2 kilometres of 
antiques at Toronto's largest antiquing 
event. Over 1 0,000 pieces will be shown, 
including art, vintage furnishings, clothing 
and accessories, pressed glass, and 
estate jewelry from premier antique dealers. 
Sherway Gardens. (41 6) 621 -1 070 or 
sherwaygardens.ca. 
Retro Design & Antiques Fair, 
Vancouver, February 7. Visit 175 tables 
filled with deluxe 20th-century "junque." 
The market features everything from 
collectibles and antiques to paintings, 
prints and '50s kitsch, including retro-glam 
accessories, vintage jewelry, Depression-era 
kitchenware, ephemera, antiquarian books 
and militaria. Croatian Cultural Centre. 
(604) 980-3159 orvisi t21cpromotions.com. 
Burlington Art Centre 201 Art Auction, 
Burlington, Ont., February 17 to 19 
(previews from the 17th to 19th; auction on 
the 19th). With a wide selection of artwork 
up for sale to the highest bidder, this auction 
has something for everyone, from art 
novices to aficionados looking to expand 
their collections. The event will feature pieces 
of art from a wide variety of media, including 
paintings, ceramics, fibre art and sculptures, 
as well as estate pieces. The Burlington 
Art Centre. (905) 632-7796 ext. 326 or 
burlingtonartcentre.on.ca. 
National Home Show, Toronto, February 
19 to 28. Get inspired to create, renovate 
and decorate at this year's show. Highlights 
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gardens, the Green Pavilion and a live 
appearance by home improvement expert 
Ty Pennington, along with other celebrity 
designer guests who will offer expert 
home advice, solutions, and inspiration 
for decorating, renovating and landscaping 
your home. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition 
Place. Nationalhomeshow.com. 
Seedy Saturday, Victoria, B.C., February 20. 
This annual seed and garden show presents 
over 50 exhibitors of open-pollinated seeds, 
native plants, perennials, small fruits, local 
vegetables and garden products. Donate 
or trade your own saved seeds at the 
community Seed Swap, consult with Master 
Gardeners, visit displays by local garden 
clubs and environmental organizations. 
Take in one of the many free talks presented 
by gardening experts on topics about 
food-growing and sustainable gardening 
practices. Victoria Conference Centre. 
(250) 385-0485 o rjamesbaymarket.com. 
A Cabin Fever Breakaway! Sunday Brunch, 
Toronto, February 21 . What better way to 
warm a gardener's winter soul than a day 
spent among spring blossoms and early 
bulbs in full bloom — all in a spectacular 
setting in the Distillery Historic District. 
The Vintage Gardener shares her secrets 
to encouraging early blooms, and 
decorating your home. (416) 364-6232 
or elaine@vintagegardener.com o r 
vintagegardener.com. 

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Photography by MICHAEL GRAYDON 



Jonathan Swift once famously stated: "You can't make 
a silk purse out of a sow's ear/' But Alan de la Vigne tends 
to disagree. "I've always loved a sow's ear/' he says, in 
reference to his habit of purchasing homes in dire need of 
repair and rescue. His fifth such house, an 1830s structure 
in the picturesque town of Port Hope, Ont., an hour east 
of Toronto, certainly held no charm when he first looked 
at it. Divided into three apartments, the house was a 
mishmash of bad "fix-ups" that had almost completely 
obscured its original architectural features. "It was a 
terrible mess and badly deteriorated," he recalls. Despite 
its many shortcomings, Alan, a retired antiques dealer, 
and furnishings and decor entrepreneur, could still see 
its potential. Aside from its location on the banks of the 
idyllic Ganaraska River, a section of the aluminum siding 
had torn away and revealed the original clapboard 
exterior beneath, and original wood trim on the interior 



OPPOSITE: Recovered in 
grey wool, Alan's old sofas 
are a crisp foil to the living 
room's diverse accessories, 
like a bold zebra rug, 
18th-century room sketches 
and $45 junk shop metal 
table. The front windows are 
half-shuttered for privacy. 
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FAR RIGHT: The restored 
Federal-style facade is 
accentuated by a buttery 
yellow hue that sets off its 
pretty clapboard. The 
plantation-style veranda 
adds Southern charm. 
Porch construction, 
Clutterbuck Construction; 
dropcloths (for curtains), 
Canadian Tire. 




5 CHANGES WITH BIG IMPACT 

W • Adding the two-storey veranda 
enhances the house's elegant facade 
and makes for inviting butdoor living. 

• Installing reclaimed architectural 
remnants like the mantel and front 
door surround plays up the period 
home's rich character. 

• Brightening the floors with white 1 
pickling stain rids the old pine floors 1 
of their yellowish cast and gives 
them a great bare-wood look. 

• Choosing a showpiece kitchen 
island, instead of matching it to 
the white cabinetry, lets it stand out 
as a dark, furniture-like focal point. 

• Leaving windows bare, except 
where privacy is essential, lets 
the architecture shine. 






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whispered of something special — albeit deeply buried. 
Alan was intrigued enough to purchase the home in 
December 2004. 

A massive two-year renovation started soon after, and 
amazingly Alan lived in an apartment at the back of the 
house during the entire process so he could be on hand to 
oversee every last detail. Photographs of the home from its 
earliest days, found at the local archives, helped his design 
planning tremendously giving clues to what the house had 
looked like in the past. Alan added handsome Federal 
architectural features, including a fan light in the attic and 
shutters on all the windows, which help the house 
fit in with other heritage structures in the area (settled and 
built by United Empire Loyalists in the 1830s). High- 
profile friends from the Toronto interior design scene — 
including David Powell of Powell & Bonnell Design and 
Irene Bell, a retired Ryerson University interior design 
professor — helped Alan with floor plans and finishes. 

Alan's key goal for the interior of the house was simple: 



FAR RIGHT: To make the new gas fireplace 
look like an original feature, Alan installed 
an antique mantel and reclaimed bricks (cut 
to tile thickness) for the surround. The array 
of collectibles on the mantel speaks to 
Alan's eclectic tastes: a British coat of arms 
from a local public building, African animal 
carvings, and a handful of his antique blue 
and white china (shown through the house). 



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ABOVE: A black and white 
dhurrie rug is a graphic hit 
in the principal bedroom's 
sitting area. A roomy sofa 
and chair are a cosy landing 
spot at day's end. Adding 
a sitting area like this gives 
a bedroom a real boutique 
hotel feeling. 
Sofa, chair, Ikea; coffee 
table, Neal Small. 



FAR LEFT: In the front hall, a 
layered vignette of unique 
and exotic furniture and 
objets is set against an airy 
backdrop of creamy walls 
and wood floors. The 
bold Asian-style table and 
ornate Venetian mirror are 
a fitting stage for more of 
Alan's blue and white china. 
Table, Neol Small. 



"I wanted the spaces to be as open and light as possible/' 
he explains. To wit, he enlarged the window at the top 
of the staircase and added a Palladian arch, and also 
added an extra window in the principal bedroom. He left 
windows throughout the house bare to maximize daylight. 
The home's original wide-plank pine floors were largely 
intact — under "layers of stinky carpet" — and Alan had 
them sanded and refinished. To get rid of the yellowish 
cast of the old pine, he had a white pickling stain applied 
and rubbed off, and then sealed the wood with a matte 
urethane to give the flooring a pale, almost unfinished 
look. The result adds to the lightness of the interior and 
gives the home a truly current look. Various tones of soft 
off-white paint on walls and trim offer a light neutral 
backdrop that best shows off Alan's eclectic furniture 
and numerous collections. 

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Alan and friends can often be found dining on the lower veranda 
or playing bridge upstairs, a perch that offers pretty river views. 





ABOVE: Alan's pocketwatch 
collection includes rare half- 
sphere "ball" watches. 
TOP RIGHT: In his bedroom, 
Alan uses an antique Italian 
walnut table as his desk; it 
displays German porcelain 
figurines of Napoleon and 
his generals. Alan found 
the giant paintbrush in 
Nicaragua. A 19th-century 



reproof a 17th-century 
Dutch piece, the armoire 
holds a TV and storage. 
BOTTOM RIGHT: A canopy 
bed makes an architectural 
statement in the principal 
bedroom. Simple pale blue 
and black linens keep the 
look sophisticated. The large 
painting is by Canadian 
artist Louis de Niverville. 



Where the home was missing key architectural 
features, Alan scoured local salvage shops for 
replacements. His new gas fireplace boasts a 200-year- 
old mantel that was unearthed in Niagara-on-the-Lake, 
Ont v and its surround was created using old salvaged 
bricks that were cut down to tile-like thickness. Originally 
created for a Catholic church manse in Colborne, Ont v 
the stately white exterior door surround was a perfect 
fit around Alan's front door and sidelights. 

One of the renovation's most dramatic changes was the 
addition of a two-storey veranda on one side of the house, 
a move that gave the home a gracious Southern air and 
provided an inviting three-season space 



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Four days. That's how long I told my 
husband we'd be staying with my parents. 
I watched with a pang of guilt as he packed 
four pairs of underwear, two pairs of pants, 
a few shirts and a sweater or two. He didn't 
ask why I had two suitcases and an army- 
sized trunk full of clothes and toys for our 
nine-month-old son, but that's beside the 
point. If the truth about our newly 
purchased home had been revealed — that 
the renovation was badly behind schedule 
— he would have freaked out. 

We weren't looking for a new house. In fact, we were 
moments away from doing a two -storey renovation to 
our tiny semidetached home in the east end of Toronto. 
Permits were approved and the contractor booked. 
Then we went on a summer vacation with some friends 
and over a bottle of wine, they had us looking at a house 
online, in their uptown neighbourhood, that gave us 
everything we were trying to achieve with our pending 
addition. A month later, we owned the home. 

It was love, instantly. Not because it stank of cigarette 
smoke or had a front hall covered in 1970s wallpaper with 
a print that looked like the after-effects of a forest fire. 
Nor did it have to do with the hallway full of red-brick- 



OPPOSITE: New 
recessed lighting, a 
leaded-glass window 
and mini floral 
mosaic tiles on the 
fireplace surround 
gave the tired, 
wood-trimmed 
living room new life. 
Tile, dot; carpet, 
West Elm; coffee 
table, Roots Home; 
mirror, InVU Drapery; 
credenza, Ikeo; 
Indian Ocean art, 
SCAD; flowers 
throughout, Posies. 



BOTTOM RIGHT: 
Hand-screened 
wallpaper was the 
first item purchased 
and the last thing 
to be installed. A 
weathered bench 
and low-hung art 
make a focal point 
under the stairs, 
while mini hexagonal 
floor tiles add texture. 
Wallpaper, Pro Glo 
Paints; runner, Elte; 
tile, dot; bench, 
Hardware; turquoise 
tray, Hollace Cluny. 



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TOP RIGHT: The 
1950s-style living 
room window got 
an instant update 
with afresh coat 
of black paint, 
transforming the 
look from dated 
to modern loft. 
Lamps, Decorum 
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LEFT: The kitchen is 
a mix of materials: 
stainless steel, 
enamelled cabinets, 
ceramic tile and black 
marble. The 10' marble- 
topped peninsula was a 
splurge, but worth it. 
Cabinetry, rugs, Ikea; 
counter, shelves, Thomas 
Brooks Manufacturing; 
faucet, The Home Depot; 
light, Eurolite. 



BOTTOM LEFT: 
Homeowner Tanya 
Linton with her husband, 
Mike Sheerin, and 
their son Eddie, almost 
2. A built-in bookcase 
facing the dining room 
holds bottles of wine 
and Tanya's cookbook 
collection. 
Stools, Ikea; built-in 
shelves, Franklin 
Design Carpentry. 



coloured tiles, bedrooms with turquoise carpeting, 
the powder room in the kitchen or the basement that 
had been untouched since the '60s. We loved the house 
because it had great bones and even greater potential. 

Now, Fm not an interior designer: I just play one for 
the sake of TV. By day, I create and oversee television 
shows for HGTV. I spend my time talking to designers, 
realtors and contractors for new ideas, and then at night, 
I test out my knowledge on my own home by painting 
walls and styling vignettes. So, when this house came 
along, I knew it was going to be the ultimate project. 

While the inside layout was appealing, it had to be 
adapted to suit our needs. Not to mention that with a 
house full of boys (our second son was born in November), 
I wanted the overall look to feel sophisticated and stylish, 
but most importantly to have a sense of humour. 

We consulted with our contractor before we bought 
the house. He advised that if we didn't change the layout 
and kept things like plumbing and most of the appliances 
and electrical outlets in the same places we'd keep the 
budget down. And he was right. Instead, the work we 
did was mostly cosmetic — things like flooring, radiators, 
painting, wallpapering and adding a new window here 
and there. The bigger projects included redoing the 
upstairs bathroom, renovating the basement and taking 
down the wall between the long galley kitchen and the 
dining room. I know it sounds doable, but the project was 
rather massive: every single nook and cranny of the house 
was touched either by a sledgehammer or a paintbrush. 

The biggest impact came from the newly designed 
kitchen. The removal of the wall instantly allowed for 
an exposed entertaining space that suited our lifestyle. 
The existing tiny addition at the back of the house, 
which felt useless and dated, presented itself in a new 
light. Having opened up most of the main floor, we had 
effectively achieved a sort of "great room" that is now 
the most-used spot in our house. 

To plan my new decor, I made lists of all the pieces 
I loved in our old house. Then I ripped out enough 
inspiration shots from magazines to fill a folder the size 
of the yellow pages. And lastly, I gathered ideas from 
two of my most stylish friends: one who has the amazing 
ability to create a funky family- friendly home with 
everything from hot pink stairs to mid-century-modern 
chairs, and the other who exudes sophistication and 
has impeccable taste. I also threw in a 



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the silhouette of a sculptural lamp. The purple rug links 
the space to the adjacent multicoloured family room. 
Lamp, Decorum; tabletop, Hardware; wishbone chair, 
Morba; wall colour, Forge Black (P2143-41), Para Paints. 
ABOVE: In Eddie's room, painted iron moose antlers 
on the chalkboard-painted wall add humour. 
Moose hook, hamper, Kol Kid; pillow, Pottery Barn. 
TOP RIGHT: These shallow offset shelves in the 
principal bedroom turn handbags into art. 
Shelves, Franklin Design Carpentry. 
LEFT: An heirloom chair updated with yellow fabric 
is an elegant contrast to the modern makeup table. 
Table, Ikea; rug, Elte;jars, bowls, Anthropologic. 
RIGHT: A painted chair brings whimsy to the living room. 
Chair, French Country; print, Hollace Cluny 
BOTTOM LEFT: Iron sconces and a Moroccan mirror 
add edge to the clean-lined basement bathroom. 
Sink, cabinet, towels, bath products, Ginger's; mirror, 
Elte; sconces, Sescolite; vase, Hollace Cluny. 
BELOW: Every spare nook is used for extra storage. 
BOTTOM RIGHT: The graphic black and white scheme 
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• Tearing down the wall 
between the dining room and 
kitchen. It changed the flow of 
the house and created the 
ultimate entertaining area. 

• Adding the 10' island. Now 
two people can cook without 
getting in each other's way. 

• Painting out the gumwood 
trim. A fresh coat of white paint 
on the woodwork instantly 
freshened up the whole house. 

• Replacing all the interior 
doors. A mishmash of closet and 
bedroom doors was unified with 
a four-panel variety from a big- 
box store. 

• Having built-ins made. A built- 
in cookbook shelf in the dining 
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vibrant colour, pattern 
and texture. An heirloom 
coffee table was sprayed 
bright purple to give it a 
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Rug, Ikeo; chairs, Pottery 
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Alanna Cavanagh, Holloce 
Cluny; office wall colour, 
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with a plaid area rug. 

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&AFTER BATHROOMS 




WHERE TO SPLURGE 

• Body-spray shower system 

• Oversized freestanding tub 

• Custom window 

• Glass medicine cabinet 

WHERE TO SAVE 

• Console table used as vanity 

• Baskets for storage 

• Penny cork tiles bought online 

• Artwork bought online or 
at rummage sales 




Effect 

FOUR STYLISH MAKEOVERS 
PACKED WITH IDEAS TO INSPIRE 
YOUR OWN HOME SANCTUARY. 



By EMILY NORRIS 




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ADD IN LIGHT 

The original bathroom had an awkward floor 
plan with a tiny tub, boring tile and outdated 
fixtures. "We hated it/' says owner Git 
Gustavsson. Now a deep soaker tub, chosen 
after she tested over 20 freestanding models, 
feels inviting in the bright, renovated space. 
Other favourite elements include a custom steel 
window, an Italian chandelier, a mid-century 

Saarinen side table and a wall-mounted TV. 
Tub, faucet, Roman Both Centre; window, Nor-Am; floor 
tiles, Tiles Plus Designer Both; pendant light, Eurolite; 
soaps, sponges, gold candles, Ginger's. 



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a SHOWER BEHIND GLASS 

The pebble detailing and textured cream tiles in 

the shower are a nice visual contrast to the white 

walls. Git's one reno regret was not splurging on 

heated floors, which would make stepping out of 

the shower much easier on cold winter days. 

Shower enclosure, Doors and More; table, Quasi Modo; 

towel hooks, Ginger's; scarf, Hermes. 



BUILD A MULTITASKING VANITY > 

"I wanted a European-looking console table for 
the vanity/' Git says; she sourced a reasonably 
priced one from a Canadian retailer. She's thrilled 
with the the unit's extra-long drawers and shelf, 
as well as the added storage in the mirrored 
medicine cabinets. Floor-to-ceiling copper-hued 
cork penny tiles have the same effect as a colour- 
blocked wall, but are easier to clean than paint. 
Sink, console, soapdish, Ginger's; taps, cabinets, Roman 
Bath Centre; sconces, Restoration Hardware; baskets, 
Pottery Barn; pink vase, bowl, Cynthia Findlay Antiques. 



SCANDINAVIAN ESCAPE 



FROM CRAMPED TO 
LAYERED ORGANIC. 

Toronto designer Git Gustavsson 
(whose home was featured in H&H, 
March 2008) is just as passionate 
about travel as she is about design. 
Not surprisingly, it was a trip to a 
spa in Tuscany that inspired her to 
create the same experience at home. 
"I wanted to sit in the tub and look 
at the trees; to chill out, and not be 
distracted/' she recalls. Born in 
Sweden, she blended her cultural 
roots with modern loft simplicity 
keeping the palette neutral yet 
textural. "It's plain, yet it has so 
many beautiful things — and I love 
being able to look out the window/' 
she says. "It's exactly as I imagined." 



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MODERN OASIS 



FROM SMALL ROOMS TO 
AIRY ROOFTOP RETREAT. 

Self-professed "reno addicts/' the 
owners of this Toronto home knew 
another reconfiguration was on 
the horizon when they learned they 
were expecting a second child. "As 
our family grew, my husband and 
I wanted a serene and calm adult 
space/' says the homeowner. Enter 
John Tong of 3rd Uncle Design. 
Tong interpreted their vision by 
opening up the 500-square-foot 
third-floor space (originally two 
small rooms) to create a tandem 
principal bedroom, bathroom and 
office (not shown). Tong brought in 
as much light as possible by blasting 
out an exterior wall, and replacing 
inefficient metal patio doors with 
wide glass sliders. He also reworked 
the patio for privacy. "We didn't 
hold back/' says the owner, who 
admits that the space is now a hot 
spot for the whole family. "We 
wake up every morning and look 
out through the shower to the 
sky. It's magical." 





CREATE A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS a 

European oak was chosen for the simple open 

vanity, custom-designed by Sara Parisotto and 

Hamid Samad of Commute Home. John Tong 

designed the suspended mirror. "We wanted a 

mirror that wouldn't obstruct the windows/' says 

the homeowner. "Not easy to find! So this is perfect." 
Sink, Taps; sliding door, Loewen; mirror, Commute Home. 



< BRING IN ELEMENTS FROM NATURE 

Opting for a wood-grained porcelain tile for 
the shower instead of the original choice — real 
hardwood — created the desired dramatic effect 
and is much more practical. Dual showerheads 
were a must: "The kids jump in every chance they 
get then dance around the deck to dry off in 
the summer/' laughs the homeowner. 
Wood-look tile, Stone Tile; mosaic tile, Deco-tile; 
showerhead, Taps; wood block, Style Garage; 
glass installation, Ace Glass and Mirror. 



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WHERE TO SPLURGE 

• New hardwood flooring 

• Extra-wide sliding door 

• Custom vanity and mirror 

WHERE TO SAVE 

• Faucets bought on sale 

• Recessed lighting instead 
of pricier sconces 




GO FOR HEIGHT 

Floor-to-ceiling glass on 
two sides of the shower in 
this third-floor space adds 
abundant light and a sought- 
after link to the outdoors. 
Throw, Crate & Barrel. 



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FRENCH RETREAT 



FROM BUILDER BASIC 
TO CUSTOM COOL. 

When designer Jill Kantelberg 
overhauled the ensuite bath in 
her Toronto home, she had a tight 
timeline but plenty of inspiration 
from her store, Kantelberg Antiques 
& Interiors. "I wanted the bathroom 
to flow with my overall style, which 
is French and contemporary" she 
says. She saved time and money by 
working with the room's original 
footprint, just removing the tub. 
"I was using my old tub as storage, 
so I decided to keep only the 
shower/' Jill laughs. To achieve a 
retreat-like space devoid of visual 
distraction, she focused on elements 
that would have the biggest impact. 
She installed both recessed fixtures 
and glam sconces, hung a wall of 
mirrors instead of artwork, and 
retrofitted an antique buffet as a 
vanity, which added tons of storage. 
"It's perfect!" she says. "I'm a 
satisfied customer." 







WHERE TO SPLURGE 

• Tyndall stone for 
shower floor 

• Hand-tufted wool rug 

WHERE TO SAVE 

• Maintaining original 
footprint 

• Inexpensive white 
porcelain subway tile 

• Buffet repurposed as vanity 

• Simple chrome fixtures 

• Installing affordable wall 
mouldings 




REPURPOSE TREASURED PIECES a 

Jill's handsome Art Deco buffet — 
originally used as a dining room 
sideboard — was transformed into a 
double vanity perfect for anchoring 
the room's French theme. She laid a 
wool rug over the original hardwood 
floors. "Rugs add an unexpected layer 
of sophistication/' she says. Vast 
frameless mirrors bounce light around 

the room and visually enlarge it. 
Sconce, Luminart; rug, Kravet; bowl, vase, 
Cynthia Findlay Antiques. 

< ALLOW AMPLE SHOWER SPACE 

Tyndall stone, quarried in Manitoba, 
has a dappled look that was perfect for 
the floor of the shower; Jill also hung it 

as art over the toilet (top right). 
Marble for bench, surround, Marble Trend; 
bath products, Ginger's. 



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FLOAT A VANITY -OR TWO > 

To maintain a light, airy vibe, Riesco 
designed two floating vanities in 
bleached oak — a practical his-and- 
hers solution. Each features a wall- 
mounted faucet and frameless mirrors 
above Carrara marble slab counters 

and backsplashes. 

Sink, Catalano; faucet Grohe. 

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Oversized white subway tile on the 
walls of the wet room was a budget- 
friendly move. "It's a simple tile — 
using an abundance of it made the 
look more interesting," says Riesco. 
Tub, Ach-tec; tub faucet Aquabrass. 





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FROM TRAD VICTORIAN TO 
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC. 

Even though Karin Smith's 
Vancouver home had undergone a 
renovation about five years ago, she 
was never happy with the ensuite. 
"It was pretty/' says designer Nancy 
Riesco, "but Karin realized she 
wanted something more modern/' 
Making it contemporary, but not 
too cutting-edge, meant sticking 
to a mostly white palette with 
modern fixtures, and injecting 
references to the past, like the 
classic Carrara counters, 
freestanding tub and hexagonal 
floor tiles. "I think all rooms need 
to be mixed up a bit," says Riesco. 
Behind glass doors is the focal point: 
a wet room housing the tub and 
double shower. "I love the whiteness 
of the room; it makes me feel calm/' 
Karin says. "When we have guests, 
my husband always brings them 
up here — he loves to show it off!" 




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WHERE TO SPLURGE 

• Custom oak vanities 

• Freestanding tub 

• Carrara marble for vanity 
tops and backsplashes 

WHERE TO SAVE 

• Oversized subway tile 
in wet room 

• Hexagonal floor tiles 

• Frameless mirror panels 
over vanities 



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and pillows, this pattern is loved for 
its versatility, moving easily from classic 
country to preppy chic. Fabrics, 
Designer Fabrics; ribbon, Mokuba. 
Try it on: table linens, bedding 
and pillowcases 

2. Awning stripe 

A broad, bold stripe, often alternating 
with crisp white. Even small-scale 
versions impart a breezy feel and a 
strong, graphic look. Green stripes, 
Ikeo; turquoise stripe, Designer Fabrics. 
Try it on: walls and large throw pillows 



crisp room. 

3. Seersucker and pinstripe 

Combining pattern and texture, 
puckered seersucker stripes have 
a casual elegance that suits relaxed 
living, while the buttoned-up look 
of pinstripes mixes easily with any 
pattern. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics. 
Try /ton: armchairs, bedding, small 
throw pillows 

4. Variegated stripe 

Styles range from vivid and 
multicoloured to a subtle single hue. 
Perfect as a room's accent or feature 
print. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics. 
Tryiton: upholstery, bedding, windows; 
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VARY THE SCALE OF THE STRIPES 

Broad awning and traditional ticking stripes are classic summer accents, 
but their graphic punch suits any season. For instant impact, paint walls 
with 1 6"-wide vertical stripes in a simple two-toned palette, taking the 
stripes right over baseboards and mouldings for added drama (carefully 
measure and tape off stripes before painting). Continue the theme with 
striped accessories — different scales easily mix as long as every pattern 
has a similar background colour. A chevron-print rug adds excitement. 
Settee, AT Design; stool, Belie Epoque; table, HomeSense; runner, biack 
pillows, Y&Co; fabric (other piiiows), Designer Fabrics; sewing (pillows, 
throw), Sabrina Linn; ribbon, Mokuba; yellow paint, Babouche, Farrow & Ball. 



RUN STRIPES SIDEWAYS 

Reenergize a hallway or room by hanging striped wallpaper horizontally 
in the space below the chair rail, a trick that helps make narrow rooms 
feel wider. To ensure an even look, position the paper so the lowest and 
highest stripes are the same colour; install the painted chair rail after the 
wallpaper has been hung. Play up the pattern with furniture that subtly 
mimics the look of stripes, be it the banding on a chair, the woven shade 
of a pendant light or a slatted side table. Wallpaper, Block Print Stripe (BP 
748), paint, Blue Ground (210), Farrow & Ball; console, Stacaro; pendant, 
L'Atelier; lamp, AT Design; art, Angus & Company; plant, Florigens Design; 
boxes, Hollace Cluny; side table, HomeSense; rug, chair, Elte. 



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FOOD 



Best of the West 

SIGNATURE DISHES FROM VANCOUVER'S TOP CHEFS 

By CLAIRE TANSEY | Location photography by JOHNCULLEN | Food photography by VIRGINIA MACDONALD 
Foodstylingby ASHLEY DENTON | Prop stylingby MORGAN MICH EN ER 



As Vancouver welcomes the world to its winter 
playground, we're celebrating the city's reputation 
as a vibrant hub of global cuisine. Three of the city's 
best young chefs share their favourite dishes (and 
wines to match) with us: Neil Taylor of Cibo has the 
city abuzz over his excellent modern Italian fare; 



Warren Geraghty of West showcases B.C.'s 
exceptional local ingredients; while at Maenam, 
Angus An offers the very best in authentic Thai 
cuisine. These easy recipes from the pros, focused 
on fresh, delicious ingredients, bring a taste of 
Vancouver's worldly flavours to your table. 






Wests Potato 
Gnocchi 
with Duck COi 

Tender hand-rollei 
gnocchi are the stars of 
this rich winter appetizer. 
Tablecloth, Williams- 
Sonoma; plate, napkin, 
flatware, wineglass, Crate 
& Barrel; pitcher, Cynthia 
Findlay Antiques. 

I PERFECT PAIRING 

A medium-bodied 
Chianti, such as 
Frescobaldi Chianti 
Nipozzano. 




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West's Braised Lamb with 
Boulangere Potatoes and 
Radicchio 

Slow-roasting lamb overtop of a 
luscious potato casserole is Chef 
Geraghty's twist on one-pot cooking. 
Tablecloth, Williams-Sonoma; napkin, 
flatware, wineglasses, red side plate, 
Crate & Barrel; white plates, Angus & 
Company; chair, HorseFeatherstiome. 

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reason he came to Vancouver (from 
England, with stints in France and 
Marrakesh). "It is entirely about 
working with trusted purveyors, 
using the ingredient at its natural 
peak with thoughtful preparation." 




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Cibo's Buffalo 
Mozzarella and 
Mushroom Bruschetta 

Chef Taylor's warm 
sauteed mushrooms 
spooned over creamy 
mozzarella make this an 
unforgettable first course. 
Table, West Elm; Ceramik B 
plates, Made; flatware, 
napkins, Crate & Barrel; 
all wineglasses, Ikea; 
vase, AT Design; salt and 
pepper shakers, Cynthia 
Findlay Antiques. 

> PERFECT PAIRING 

Prosecco, or a light red 
wine such as Pinot Noir. 



Cibo's interior design 
is a perfect match to 
its cuisine: a sophisticated, 
modern space with 
classic architectural 
touches like exposed 
beams, painted brick 
and a white marble- 
framed fireplace. 

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Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart 

ChefTaylorusesan 
unconventional (but very easy) 
pastry technique to create 
an impossibly buttery, crisp 
crust for this superb dessert. 
Marble surface, dot; Ceramik B 
plates, Made; napkins, 
Crate & Barrel; cups, saucers, 
Cynthia Findlay Antiques. 



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A sweet dessert wine, 
such as Moscato D'Asti. 



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Maenam's 
3-Flavour Fish 

Chef An's tribute to Royal 
Thai cuisine features 
a mouthwatering salty, 
sour and spicy sauce 
over succulent black cod. 
Cork surface, Torlys; 
Alessi glass, AT Design 
Group; plate, Ikea; black 
dish, Made; flatware, 
Crate & Barrel. 

PERFECT PAIRS 

A dry German white 
wine, such as Riesling 
Kabinett. 

Maenam's Crispy Fried 
Oysters with Nahmjim 
Sauce Crispy oysters and 
a perfectly balanced 
dipping sauce make this 
nothing short of addictive. 
Cork surface, Torlys; glass, 
AT Design Group; plate, Ikea; 
flatware, Crate & Barrel. 

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Chef Angus An trained all over 

the world before landing in 

London at Nahm, the world's 

only Michelin-starred Thai 

restaurant. Inspired by 

the traditions and 

flavours of authentic 

Royal Thai cuisine, 

he returned home 

to Vancouver to 

open Maenam, 

a busy hot 

spot serving 

outstanding 

Thai dishes. 




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West's Potato Gnocchi 
with Duck Confit 

SERVES 4 AS AN APPETIZER 

Chef Geraghty makes a black olive oil to add 
a salty hit to this dish, but you can substitute 
sliced olives for a similar flavour. He uses 
fresh B.C. chanterelles when they're in 
season; any seasonal wild mushroom will 
work nicely too. Duck confit is available at 
butchers and specialty food shops. 

1 large russet potato (about 10 oz.) 
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
Vi cup all-purpose flour 
1 A tsp table salt 
1 egg 

Black pepper 
Freshly grated nutmeg 
8 oz. duck confit (1 -2 legs) 



2 tbsp olive oil 

1 cup sliced wild mushrooms 
Parsley sprigs 

Sliced Kalamata olives (optional) 
Freshly shaved black truffle (optional) 

1 . To make gnocchi, preheat oven to 
450°F. Poke potato all over with a fork, 
then bake until tender, about 1 hour. 
When it's cool enough to handle but still 
very warm, scrape all flesh away from 
the peel and mash it. Transfer mash 

to a fine-mesh sieve and press it through 
sieve into a bowl. Stir in Parmesan, 
flour, salt and egg. Season with pepper 
and nutmeg. 

2. Divide potato mixture into three. Dust 
each portion lightly with flour and roll into 

a long cylinder about 3 A" diameter. Cut each 



cylinder into V2" pieces, then push each 
piece gently against the back of a fork and 
roll off with your thumb to create grooves. 

3. Prepare a large bowl of ice water, and 
bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In 
batches, add gnocchi to boiling water. When 
they rise to the top, cook one more minute, 
then remove with a slotted spoon and 
plunge into ice water. Once fully cooled, 
drain and reserve gnocchi. 

4. Pull duck confit from the bone and 
separate into small pieces. Heat olive oil in a 
large non-stick frying pan over medium-high 
heat. Add gnocchi and cook, tossing gently, 
until golden. Add mushrooms and cook 
another 2 minutes. Add duck confit and cook 
another 2 minutes or until warmed through. 
Divide among 4 warmed bowls. Garnish with 
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West's Braised Lamb 
with Boulangere Potatoes 
and Radicchio 

SERVES 4 

Lamb shoulder is an affordable cut that's 
still very flavourful. Chef Geraghty serves 
this with homemade mint sauce as well. 



tbsp olive oil 

medium onions, very thinly sliced 

cloves garlic, thinly sliced 

tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 

tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 

small (2-3 lb.) boneless lamb shoulder 

roast, tied 

Salt and pepper 

tbsp unsalted butter, melted 

large russet potatoes 

cup chicken stock 

head radicchio, quartered 

Olive oil (for brushing) 

tbsp olive oil 

tbsp honey 



1 tbsp white wine vinegar 
Juice of 1 orange 
Salt and pepper 

1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium frying 
pan over medium-high heat. Add onions 
and saute until softened and just golden, 
about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook 
another 2 minutes, then add rosemary 
and thyme and saute another 1 minute. 
Remove from pan and reserve. 

2. Wipe out pan and heat another 2 tbsp 
olive oil over medium-high heat. Season 
lamb with salt and pepper and sear about 
4 minutes per side or until deeply golden 
all over. Reserve. 

3. Preheat oven to 300°F. Use some 
of melted butter to grease an 8" x 8" 
casserole dish. Peel potatoes and slice 
very thinly, about W. Layer in about 
one-fifth of sliced potatoes. Season 
with salt and pepper and top with 

a layer of about one third of onion mixture. 
Repeat, ending with a layer of potatoes, 
and seasoning with salt and pepper 
at each layer. Add chicken stock 
(it should come about halfway up sides 
of the pan) and brush top with remaining 
butter. Place casserole on a baking sheet 
and place a rack directly over dish. Place 
lamb on top of rack. Bake about 2 hours 
or until lamb is tender and potatoes are 
beginning to brown. 

4. Remove lamb and let rest, covered, 
20 minutes. Meanwhile, increase oven 
temperature to 400°F and continue to 



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cook potatoes another 15 minutes 
or until golden on top. 

5. Heat a grill pan over medium-high 
heat. Brush radicchio quarters with olive 
oil and grill until lightly charred, about 

2 minutes per side. Meanwhile, whisk 
together 3 tbsp olive oil, honey, white 
wine vinegar, orange juice and salt and 
pepper in a large bowl. Add grilled radicchio 
and cover with plastic wrap for 1 5 minutes. 

6. Slice lamb and serve with potatoes and 
warm radicchio alongside. Serve with 
mint sauce if desired. 

Cibo's Buffalo Mozzarella 
and Mushroom Bruschetta 

SERVES 4 

Chef Taylor uses a mixture of wild B.C. 
mushrooms, but you can use any 
mushrooms you like. 

10 oz. mushrooms 
7 /4 cup unsalted butter 

1 clove garlic, finely chopped 

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme 
Salt and pepper 

1 A cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 
Vz tsp lemon juice 
4 1 "-thick slices sourdough bread 
1 whole clove garlic, peeled 

Extra virgin olive oil 
1 250-g ball buffalo mozzarella, sliced 

into 8 pieces 

Aged balsamic vinegar, preferably 

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1. Dice mushrooms into Va pieces. 
Heat butter in a large pan over medium 
heat. Add chopped garlic and saute 

1 -2 minutes or until just golden. Add thyme 
and saute another 20 seconds, then add 
mushrooms and increase heat to high. 
Once mushrooms are lightly golden, season 
with salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium 
and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. 
Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Keep warm. 

2. Grill or toast bread on both sides. While 
still hot, rub one side with whole garlic clove 
and divide among 4 plates. Drizzle with 
some olive oil, top each one with 2 pieces 
mozzarella and some warm mushrooms 
and their juices. Drizzle with a small 
amount of balsamic vinegar and shavings 
of Pecorino. 



Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart 

Pastry 

V/3 cups oil-purpose flour 
Vz cup cold unsolted butter, cubed 
Vz cup icing sugor 
Pinch table salt 

1 egg 

Filling 

Vz cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter (5 oz), 

at room temperature 
3 A cup granulated sugar 

2 cups ground almonds 
1 A tsp table salt 

1 egg 

1 egg yolk 

2 Bartlett orAnjou pears, peeled, cored and 
sliced into 12 wedges each 

1. To make pastry, combine flour, butter, icing 
sugar and salt in a food processor. Pulse until 



the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add 
egg and pulse until pastry just starts to form 
small clumps. Turn out onto a lightly floured 
surface, shape gently into a wide log, wrap in 
plastic and chill for 1 hour. 

2. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer 
until fluffy. Beat in ground almonds and salt. 
Add egg and yolk and mix well. 

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grate chilled pastry 
through large holes of a box grater into a 9" 
removable-base fluted tart pan. Starting at 
edges, press pastry into pan, creating a crust. 
Place pan on a baking sheet and bake 15 
minutes or until golden. Remove from oven 
and spread almond mixture in crust. Arrange 
pears in a circle, then press them down 

into the filling. Bake another 12 minutes, 
then reduce temperature to 300°F and 
bake another 40 minutes or until golden 
brown all over. Let cool to room temperature 
before slicing. continued 




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1 clove garlic, chopped 
1-2 small hot chilies, sliced 
1 tbsp chopped coriander roots or stems 

1 tsp chopped galangal or ginger 
Pinch salt 

4 tbsp lime juice 

2 tbsp fish sauce 
2 tbsp sugar 

Vegetable oil for deep frying 

Vz cup all-purpose flour 

Vz cup cornstarch 

V/z tsp baking powder 

1 A tsp table salt 

3 A cup cold soda water 

1 egg 

12 oysters, shucked 

1. To make sauce, combine garlic, chilies, 
coriander, galangal and salt in a mortar and 
pestle and pound into a coarse paste. Stir in 
lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. 

2. Add enough oil to a large deep pot to come 
up to 1 Vz deep, but at least 4" below the top 
of the pot. Heat the oil to 375°F (use a frying 
thermometer for accuracy). For best results, 
use a countertop deep fryer. 

3. To make batter, whisk flour, cornstarch, 
baking powder and salt together. Whisk 

in soda water and egg. Pat oysters dry with 
paper towels then dip into batter. Deep fry 
about 1-2 minutes or until golden and 
crispy. Drain on paper towels and serve 
immediately with Nahm Jim sauce. 



Maenam's 3-Flavour Fish 


SERVES 4 


Tamarind is a tangy fruit pulp available 


at Asian grocery stores. 


1 


8-oz. packet tamarind pulp, torn 




into large pieces 


2 


cups water 


Vz 


cup peeled garlic cloves 


3 


tbsp chopped coriander root or stems 


3 


tbsp chopped ginger 




Pinch salt 


Vz 


cup coarsely chopped seeded hot chilies 


2 


tbsp vegetable oil 


Vz 


cup maple syrup or honey 


Vz 


cup water 


2 


tbsp fish sauce 


2 


tbsp vegetable oil 


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4 6-oz. black cod fillets 
Thai basil 

Sliced fresh chilies (optional) 
Fried shallots (optional) 

1. Combine tamarind pulp and 2 cups water 
in a small pot and bring to a boil. Simmer 

3 to 5 minutes or until pulp is completely 
softened. Pass through a strainer, pressing 
pulp to extract as much liquid as possible. 
Reserve water and discard pulp. 

2. Combine garlic, coriander root, ginger 
and salt in a mortar and pestle or food 
processor and pound or pulse into a coarse 
paste. Add chilies and pound until chilies 
are bruised. 

3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pot or wok over 
medium-high heat. Add paste and fry until 
garlic is golden, about 4 minutes, scraping 
the bottom of the pan so nothing sticks. 
Add maple syrup or honey and water 

and bring to a simmer. Simmer until 
thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from 
heat and stir in Vz cup tamarind water 
and fish sauce. Keep warm. 

4. Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large non- 
stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 
fish, flesh-side down, and cook 4 to 5 minutes 
or until golden. Flip over and cook another 

3 to 5 minutes or until fish is just cooked. 
Divide among 4 plates and top with warm 
sauce. Garnish with Thai basil, fried shallots 
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house to shoot, I approached John. In 
those days, all the great decorators saved 
their work for City & Country Home. 
"Of course/' he said. He introduced me to 
two of his great clients and their Forest 
Hill house in Toronto started the ball 
rolling. I was so grateful. 

In the years that followed, many of 
John's best rooms came our way. Like 
the bedroom of the Junior League 
Showhouse of 1988. We were shooting 
the rooms for an upcoming issue and we 
asked the designers to pose. When I saw 
the photo of John reclining in the bed 
with Mark Dodge, I gasped. This photo 
would be controversial. John loved to 
be naughty. 

He was taught by the great Albert 
Hadley and Billy Baldwin, and his 
work held the same cosmopolitan 
elegance. It's the New York school of 
sophisticated design, which was at its 
height when John was at his. He believed 
that style couldn't be learned. You were 
born with the raw material. People 
either had it or they didn't. 

One day in 1992, John called to say 
he had sold his landmark Victorian and 
moved to a "terrible little place with 
nothing going for it." He was doing it up 
— did we want to shoot it? Of course we 
did. The surprise was a light and airy city 
space in creamy tones with loads of glass. 
John had turned the page. Almost all his 
contemporaries had retired but he was 
stronger than ever. 

His longtime friend and collaborator, 
Nancy Nevile-Smith, expressed what 
many designers believed to be true: that 
John had the keenest and most sensitive 
eye for colour that any of us have ever 
seen. Said dear friend Scott DeWare, 
"John was urbane and elegant; he believed 
the ultimate luxury was comfort. He was 
infallible in matters of scale and creating 
environments that welcomed all." 

The '80s was a wonderful decade for 
style in Toronto. Yorkville was filled with 
the best designers and their studios. They 
all inspired me, but none more than the 
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for entertaining alfresco. Alan and 
friends can often be found dining or 
lounging on the lower veranda or playing 
bridge on the upper one, a perch that 
offers pretty river views. Glossy white- 
painted floors here carry the lightness 
of the interior outside, and billowing 
white curtains — actually inexpensive 
painter's dropcloths — offer shade 
and privacy. 

Inside the house, Alan created 

"Although in many 
ways the project 
was a sensitive 
restoration of the 
house's original 
character, 
the end result 
produced a home 
thoroughly 
modern in both 
style and function 



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charming vignettes and seating areas, 
putting into play his unique collections 
of furniture and artwork to create 
delightful layerings of old and new, and 
traditional and modern — and with more 
than a few unexpected pieces offering 
hits of whimsy. With the pale, neutral 
walls as a quiet backdrop, Alan mixes 
bold pieces in the living room: a vintage 
zebra rug, pieces from his extensive 
collection of blue and white china 
(Chinese export from the late 18th and 
early 19th centuries), African art and 
sculpture, and architectural sketches 
(by former Ontario College of Art teacher 
Earl Wilson). The adjoining dining room 



holds the one departure from the pale 
paint rule. A bold, deep charcoal paint 
coats one wall to act as a dramatic frame 
for a large abstract painting that Alan 
bought years ago from a friend. The 
Parsons-style table and chairs are a 
simple foil for the curvaceous bergere 
chair nearby. 

The new kitchen was designed with 
simple Shaker-style cabinets, which Alan 
ordered from a building- supply store to 
save on costs. Bold accents like the 
striking modern Zettel'z light fixture by 
Ingo Maurer over the island, woven grass 
bar stools, towering African kudu horns 
on a pedestal, and panels made with 
elegant antique wallpaper provide 
interest in the sparely decorated room. 

Although in many ways the project 
was a sensitive restoration of the house's 
original character, the end result 
produced a home thoroughly modern in 
both style and function. Pale wood floors, 
bright, open spaces and an arresting mix 
of contemporary and traditional pieces 
are all on-trend and make for a highly 
livable space. Yet the house's architecture 
has once again been brought to the 
forefront, with its beauty intact, proving 
Swift's old adage wrong — Alan has 
created a veritable silk purse. GEB 



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 62 

few must-haves from my husband: hits 
of stainless steel in the kitchen, dark 
wood floors and built-in bookshelves. 

Because the renovation took four 
months to complete, I knew exactly 
what every room would look like by the 
time we moved in. I'm a big believer in 
reinventing old finds, reupholstering 
every few years and shifting furniture 
from room to room. I also like to shop, 
so I made sure my budget allowed for 
a few new key pieces like a dining room 
table, bedside tables and a mid-century- 
modern sideboard. 

In the end, those four days at my 
parents' house turned into six weeks, 
but even my husband admits that the 
renovation was well worth it. We now 
have a house that works for our growing 
family, without compromising style. GE3 



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Dimma switch, 
Ikea, call 1-866- 
866-IKEA or visit 
ikea.ca; paint 
colour, Beauti-Tone 

- w Opening Night 

(6L1-8), Home Hardware/Home Building Centres, 
visit homehardware.ca for locations across Canada; 
Soho pull, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto 
(416)785-1225, 1-888-444-3292; fabrics, Designer 
Fabrics, visi t designerfabrics.ca, and at Robert Allen 
(to the trade), visi t robertallendesign.com, and at 
Victoria Hagan, visi t victoriahagan.com, and at 
Kravet Canada (to the trade), visit kravetcanada. 
com; porcelain tiles, Mettro Source, visit mettro.ca. 



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STYLE FILES 

Pages 17 to 2Z 
PageUp Gotta Have 

It: Green pitcher, 
Jackson Falk, 
Toronto 
(647)347-9112 
or visit jacksonfalk. 
* — ca; bone dish, South 

Hill Home, Toronto (41 6) 924-7224 or visit 
southhillhome.com ; two matte white vases, Cynthia 
Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit 
cynthiafindlay.com; tall white vase, Hollace Cluny, 
Toronto (41 6) 968-7894 or visi t hollacecluny.ca; 
mirror, Anthropologie, Edmonton (780) 487-6524, 
Toronto (41 6) 449-6666, (41 6) 964-9700 or visit 
anthropologie.com; wall colour, Calamine (230), 
mantel colour, Pavillion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball, 
Toronto (41 6) 920-0200, 1 -877-363-1 040 or visit 
farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada. 



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OR LESS 

Page24 
Personalized 
Stationery: 
$8.30: Vera 
Wang Fine Papers 
Mandarin Orange 

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card, through William Arthur, visit williamarthur. 

iimfor retailers. $4.44: Bordered pearl white 
monogrammed notes, through Crane & Co., call 
1-800-268-2281 or visi t crane.com for retailers 
across Canada. $1.40: Pistachio monogram note 
cards, Indigo Books & Music and Chapters, call 
1-800-832-7569 or visi t chapters. indigo. ca, 
or through Pistachio, visi t epistachio.com. 
Mod Desk Chair: $1,925: Eames management 
chair, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 



orvisi tdwr.com. $369: Swivel desk chair, West 
Elm, call (41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com . 
$30: Snille swivel desk chair, Ikea 56-866- 

I KEA or visi t ikea.ca. Striped Wallpaper: $1 80: 
Block Print Stripe (BP 754), Farrow & Ball, Toronto 
(41 6) 920-0200, 1 -877-363-1 040 or visit farrow-ball, 
com for retailers across Canada. $61: Stripes and 
Textures collection ST5691 wallpaper, Crown 
Wallpaper + Fabric, call 1-800-268-1300 for retailers 
across Canada. $35: The Wallpaper Company Black 
and White Moire Stripe (WC1 283400), special order 
at The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit 
homedepot.caf or locations across Canada. 
Campaign Desk: $5,670: Hickory Chair Asheworth 
Campaign desk, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 
1 -888-276-3583 or visi telte.com, and at Celadon 
Collection, Montreal (514) 789-1542 or visit 
celadoncollection.com. $1,299: Campaign desk, 
Crate & Barrel, call 1 -800-967-6696 or visit 
crateandbarrel.ca. $590: Shanghai desk, Pier 1 
Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visi t pieM.ca. 

FINDS 

Page 26 

1. Pasha Stripe 
Velvet fabric, 
Joanne Fabrics 
(to the trade), visit 
joannefabrics.com. 

2. Kavali 

- ^— ^ candlesticks, 
Crate & Barrel, call 1 -800-967-6696 or visit 
crateandbarrel.ca. 3. L'Alhambra mosaic tile, 




Mettro Source, Toronto (416) 913-1722 or visit 
mettro.ca. 4. Bunny Williams for BeeLine Home 
Regale armchair, Celadon Collection, Montreal 
(514) 789-1542 or visi t celadoncollection.com. 
5. Normann Copenhagen Mormor tableware, Mjolk, 
visit mjolk.ca o r normann-copenhagen.com. 



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Bill Blass Library 
wall lamp, Visual 
Comfort, visit 
visualcomfort.com; 
antique mushwani 
^ * kilim, Elte, Toronto 
(41 6) 785-7885 or visi telte.com; Cavallini 
& Co. wrapping paper, Write Impressions, visit 
write-impressions.ca, and at The Papery, Toronto 
(41 6) 968-0706 or (41 6) 962-391 6 or visit 
thepaperytoronto.com, or visi tcavallini.com; 
Iron Works Historic Bath, Kohler, call 
1-800-4-KOHLER or visi t kohler.ca for retailers 
across Canada; McGuire Antalya single bench 
(LO-312), Brougham Interiors, Vancouver 
(604) 980-1 524 or visi t broughaminteriors.com , 



and at Eisenberg's Fine Furniture, Calgary 
(403) 233-7878, and at Plan B, Oakville, Ont. 
(905) 337-9494, and at Studio b, Toronto 
(41 6) 868-9600 or visi tstudiobhome.com; 
folding wood stool, Accents de Ville by Linea, 
call 1 -800-663-2384 o r adv-imports.com for 
retailers across Canada. 

LIVING 

Pages 32 to 38 
Design, Christopher 
McCormack 
and Florin Scarlat, 
McCormack 
Architects, Toronto 
(416)599-9800, 
and by Harvey 
Wise Design, Toronto (41 6) 929-5858 or visit 
harveywisedesign.com; millwork fabrication, 
Space Furniture, Toronto (416) 955-4559 or visit 
spacefurniture.ca; structural engineer, Hamann 
g, Toronto (41 6) 391 -1 676. Page 32: 
Living room with fireplace: Rug, Carpet Villa, 
visi t carpetvilla.ca; large wooden piece (on mantel), 
The Door Store, Toronto (41 6) 863-1 590 or visit 
thedoorstore.ca; coffee table, Structube, visit 
structube.com for locations across Canada; 




red bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 
1 -888-968-7660 or visi t hollacecluny.ca; large 
photograph, Love, Beer, Shinjuku Tokyo 5/13 by 
Kenneth Herdy, medium photograph, Cuba #59 
(1) by Elaine Ling, Art Interiors, Toronto 
(41 6) 488-31 57 or visi t artinteriors.ca; 
wall colour, White Down (OC-131) from 
the Off White Colours collection, Benjamin 
Moore, as above. Portrait: Cream deep 
bowl (on dining table), The Door Store, as 
above; bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny, as above; 
modified white metal lampshade (over island), 
Ikea, call 1 -866-866-I KEA or visi t ikea.ca f or 
locations. Page 34: Kitchen: Large white pitcher 
(over sink), The Door Store, as above; counters, 
N & G Soapstone Countertops, Stouffville, Ont. 
(905) 640-621 3, 1 -866-421-4425 or visit 
soapstoneontario.com; slate floor tiles, Stone 
Tile International, Toronto (416) 515-9000; in-floor 
radiant heating, SBN Mechanical, Toronto (416) 
497-5555 or visi t sbnmechanical.com; Wolf stove, 
Tasco Distributors, visi ttasco.net; Grohe faucet, call 
Taps Bath Centre, 1-800-263-2976 or visit tapsbath. 

)m; red Le Creuset pot (on stove), toaster] 
Williams-Sonoma, visi t williams-sonoma.ca for 
locations; soap, soap dish, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 
787-1787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit gingersbath. 
com. Fridge and desk: Redwood, Urban Tre 
Salvage, Toronto (647) 438-7516 or visit 
urbantreesalvage.com; Eames chair, eBay, visit 
ebay.ca; plant, white plant pot, Ikea, as above; 



fridge, Caplan's, Toronto (416) 767-1655 continued 



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pitcher, shaker, Angus & Company, Toronto 
(41 6) 537-41 04 or visi t angusandcompany.com; 
millwork design, McCormack Architects, as 
above; millwork construction, Space Furniture, 
as above; back-painted glass colour, Ashwood 
(OC-47) from the Off White Colours collection, 
Benjamin Moore, call 1 -800-361 -5898 or visit 
benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. 
Page 36: Back exterior: Ground-floor windows, 
doors, Pella, visit pella.com for dealers across 
Canada; second-floor windows, Ross Windows 
& Doors, visi t rosswindowsanddoors.com for 
dealers; white lounge chairs, St. Lawrence 
Sunday Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865 
or visi tsundayantiquemarket.com for 
information. Dining table with shelf: Art, 
Peony magento-09 by Madeleine Lamont, Art 
Interiors, as above; in-floor radiant heating, SBN 
Mechanical, as above; Oly pendant light (over 
table), South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224 
or visi t southhillhome.com; shallow white bowl, 
Hollace Cluny, as above. Living room overall: 
Wood side table (between chairs), Urban Tree 
Salvage, as above; rug, Carpet Villa, as above; 
stone Buddhas, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique 
Market, as above; throw pillows, red bowl, 
Hollace Cluny, as above; throw, Angus & 
Company, as above; coffee table, Structube, as 
above. Page 38: Principal bedroom: Bedding, 
Lucca, Toronto (416)485-4999; light fixture, 
black lamps, sheepskin rug, Ikea, as above; 
wall colour, Arrowroot (29-82), Pratt & Lambert, 
call 1-877-772-8898orvisi tprattandlambert.com 
for retailers across Canada; bench upholstery, 
Rudy's Custom Upholstery, Toronto 
(416) 282-0437. Bathroom: Sinks, faucets, 
Taps Bath Centre, as above; flamed granite floor 
tiles, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613 
or visit olympiatile.com for locations across 
Canada; basket, Angus & Company, 




as above; towels, drinking glass, soap, 
toiletries, Ginger's, as above; plant pot, 
orchid, Ikea, as above. 

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Page 46: I.Samuel 
Heath knob, 
Palladio Decorative 
Hardware, visit 
agences-ahc.com. 
2. Knob latchset 
I (412), Omnia, 
visi t omniaindustries.com. 3. Turnstyle Designs 
Madrid knob, The Art of Hardware, visit 
artofhardware.com. 4. Tracy Glover Prospect 
Hill knob, Hollace Cluny, visi t hollacecluny.ca, 
and through Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting, 
visi t tracygloverstudio.com for ordering 
information. 5. Crystal knob, The Door Store, 
visi t thedoorstore.ca. 6. Vintage knob latchset 
(405), Omnia, as above. 7. Cross knob (K235/ 
E204), Rocky Mountain Hardware, visit 
rockymountainhardware.com for retailers across 
Canada. Page 48: 8. Weiser Lock Troy knob, Home 
Hardware, visi t homehardware.ca for locations 
across Canada. 9. Knob latchset (415), Omnia, 
as above. 10. Weiser Lock Hancock knob, Home 
Hardware, visi t homehardware.ca for locations 
across Canada. 11. Insignia doorknob, 
Anthropologie, Edmonton (780)487-6524, 
Toronto (41 6) 449-6666, (41 6) 964-9700 or 
visi t anthropologie.com. 12. Art Deco knob, 
Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416)785-1225, 
1-888-444-3292. 13. Karcher knob, The Art of 
Hardware, as above. 14. Arts and Crafts knob, 
Summerhill Hardware, as above. 15. Octagonal 
knob (5073), Baldwin, call 1-800-566-1986 or 
visi t baldwinhardware.com for retailers. 16. 
Hardware Renaissance Sunrise knob, Fenexco, 
call 1 -888-566-4949 or visit fenexco.com. 




MAKING HISTORY 

Pages 54 to 59 

Page 54: Wall colour throughout, Phantom 
(2256), Pratt & Lambert, call 1-877-772-8898 
or visit prattandlambert.com for retailers across 
Canada; ceiling throughout, Cloud White 
(CC-40), from the Designer Classics collection, 
trim colour throughout, White Down (OC-131), 
from the Off White Colours collection, 
Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit 
benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. 
Page 55: Portrait: Rug, St. Lawrence Sunday 
Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865 or 
visit sundayantiquemarket.com. Exterior: Front 
door colour, Black Beauty (2128-10) from the 
Colour Preview collection, shutter colour, 
Adams Gold (HC-18), porch colour, exterior 
trim colour, Lancaster Whitewash (HC-174), 
exterior wall colour, Blair Gold (HC-22) all from 
the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin 
Moore, as above; verandas, front porch 
construction, Clutterbuck Construction, 
Port Hope, Ont.(905) 373-8005 or visit 
clutterbuckconstruction.blogspot.com; drop 
cloths, Canadian Tire, visi t canadiantire.com for 
locations across Canada. Page 56: Stools, Pier 1 
Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit pierl.ca; 
light fixture, Klaus by Nienkamper, Toronto (41 6) 
362-3434 or visit klausn.com. Page 57: Dining 
room: Chairs, table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 
1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; vase, Michael 
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from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin 
Moore, as above. Page 58: Bedroom sitting area: 
Sofa, chair, Ikea, call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca 
for locations across Canada. Foyer: Rug, St. 
Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, as above. 




MODERN MIX 

Pages 60 to 65 

Wall painting, Brian Hanes, Toronto 
(416) 892-5483. Page 60: Living room with 
fireplace: Tile, Ciot, visi tciot.com; carpet, West 
Elm, Toronto (41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com 
for ordering information; coffee table, Roots 
Home, visi t canada.roots.com; mirror, InVu 
Drapery, call 1-866-572-2472 or visit 
invudraperyco.com ; credenza, Ikea, call 
1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca for locations 
across Canada; Indian Ocean art, Savannah 
College of Art and Design, visit shopscadonline. 
com; flowers, Posies, Toronto (416) 588-9061 
or visi t posiesflowers.com. Page 61: Living room 
sofa: Lamps, Decorum Decorative Finds, 
Toronto (416) 966-6829. Staircase: Wallpaper, 
Pro Glo Paints, Toronto (41 6) 256-2600 or visit 
torontopaintstore.com; sisal runner, Elte, Toronto 
(41 6) 785-7885, 1 -888-276-3583 or visi telte.com; 
floor tile, Ciot, as above; bench, Hardware, Toronto 
(41 6) 462-3099 or visi t hardwareinteriors.com; 
Martha Sturdy turquoise tray, Hollace Cluny, 
Toronto (41 6) 968-7894 or visi t hollacecluny.ca . 
Page 62: Kitchen: Cabinetry, cabinet hardware, 



rugs, Ikea, call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca 
for locations across Canada; stainless steel 
counters, shelves, Thomas Brooks Manufacturing, 
Port Perry, Ont. (905) 260-5840; faucet, 
The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit 
homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; light, 
Eurolite, Toronto (416) 203-1501 or visit eurolite. 
com. Kitchen portrait: Stools, Ikea, call 
1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca for locations 
across Canada; built-in shelves, Franklin Design 
Carpentry , daniel@danielbowden.ca . Page 63: 
Dining room: Lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds, 
Toronto (416) 966-6829; tabletop, Hardware, 
Toronto (41 6) 462-3099 or visit hardwareinteriors. 

r± rug, Crate & Barrel, call 1 -888-657-41 08 
or visi t crateandbarrel.ca for ordering information; 
sconce, Sescolite, Toronto (416) 651-6570 
or visi tsescolite.com; wishbone chairs, Morba, 
Toronto (41 6) 364-5144 or visi t morba.ca; black 
paint, Forge Black (P2143-41), Para Paints, call 
1-800-461-7272 orvisi tpara.com for retailers 
across Canada. Child's room: Moose hook, 
hamper, KolKid, Toronto (41 6) 681 -0368 or visit 
kolkid.ca; pillow, Pottery Barn, visit potterybarn. 



:a; Oeuf crib, Moms to Be and More, visit 
momstobeandmore.com; carpet, Ikea, as 
above. Purse shelves: Shelves, Franklin Design 
Carpentry, as above. Bamboo chair: Chair, 
French Country, Toronto (416) 944-2204; Alanna 
Cavanagh print, Hollace Cluny, as above. Bed: 
Side tables, L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200; 
headboard fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto 
(41 6) 531-281 or visi t designerfabrics.ca; 
headboard construction, Princess Perfect 
Upholstery, Toronto (416) 465-0821 or visit 
princessperfect.ca; throw, Elte, as above; pillow, 
Koko, visi t kokotrends.com. Basement: Baskets, 
Winners, call 1 -877-946-6877 or visit winners. ca 



for locations across Canada; carpets, Ikea, as 
above. Bathroom: Sink, mirrored cabinet, 
towels, bath salt, silver tube, Ginger's, Toronto 



(41 6) 787-1 787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit 
gingersbath.com; mirror, Elte, as above; sconces, 
Sescolite, Toronto (41 6) 651-6570 or visit sescolite. 
com; vase, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 
or visi t hollacecluny.ca. Vanity: Table, Ikea, 
call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations 
across Canada; Hable Construction chair fabric, 
Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 
287-8998 or visi t ycocarpet.com; Madeline 
Weinrib rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885 or 
visi telte.com; jars, bowls, Anthropologie, visit 
anthropologie.com. Page 64: Family room: Rug, 
Ikea, as above; chairs, Pottery Barn, as above; 
office wall colour, Hot Pink (100B-7), Behr, visit 
behr.com for retailers across Canada; Penguin 
book cover art by Alanna Cavanagh, 
Hollace Cluny, as above; table spraying, 
Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, Toronto 
(41 6) 745-2559. Page 65: Get The Look: 
Illustration, Nan Lawson, visit nanlawson.etsy.com 
for ordering information; Chiang Mai bergere 
chair, The Cross, Vancouver (604) 689-2900 
or visi t thecrossdesign.com; Barbara Hulanicki 
Ophelia wallpaper, Graham & Brown, visit 
grahamandbrown.com for retailers; opal lamp, 
Shine Home, visi t shineeveryday.com; Panama 
Bari in Valeria Hojas, Designer Fabrics, Toronto 
(41 6) 531-281 or visi t designerfabrics.ca; 
Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Treillage/lvory, 
Schumacher Arches Print in Bamboo, Bilbrough 
& Co., Toronto (416) 960-1611, 1-800-563-5716 
or visi t bilbroughs.com for locations across 
Canada; rug, Dash & Albert, call 1-800-658-5035 
or visi t dashandalbert.com; Karlstad cushion, Ikea, 
call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations 
across Canada; Eames side chair, Design Within 
Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 orvisit dwr.com; 
angled-leg dining table, West Elm, Toronto 
(41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com; Keystone 
black hexagonal tile, Daltile of Canada, visit 
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Page 66: Scandinavian Escape: Design, 

Git Gustavsson, Toronto, gitg@rogers.com; 

contracting, Grand Haven Construction, Toronto 

(416) 996-1370 or visi t grandhaven.ca; tub, faucet, 

Roman bath centre, Toronto (416) 787-1219 or visit 

romanbathcentre.com; window, Nor-Am, visit 



blissnoram.com; floor tiles, Tiles Plus , tilesplus.com; 
soaps, sponges, gold candles, Ginger's Bath Centre, 
Toronto (41 6) 787-1 787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit 
gingersbath.com . Page 67: Shower: Shower 
enclosure, Doors & More, visi t doorsandmore.ca; 
showerhead, Kohler,call 1-800-4-KOHLERor 
visi t kohler.ca for retailers across Canada; Saarinen 
table, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto 
(416) 703-8300 or visi t quasimodomodern.com; 
towel hooks, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above; scarf, 
Hermes, visi thermes.com. Vanity: Sink, console, 
soap dish, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above; taps, 
cabinets, Roman Bath Centre, as above; sconces, 
Restoration Hardware, visit restorationhardware. 
n; baskets, Pottery Barn, visi t arn.ca; 

pink vase, bowl, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto 
(41 6) 260-9057 or visi tcynthiafindlay.com . Page 68: 
Modern Oasis: John Tong, 3rd Uncle Design, 
Toronto (41 6) 504-5890 or visi t3rduncle.com; 
contractor, Luso contracting, Toronto 
(41 6) 829-2761 . Vanity: Wetstyle sink, faucet, Taps 
Bath Centre, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 569-1262, 
Toronto (416) 785-0224, 1-800-263-2976 or visit 
tapsbath.com; vanity, Commute Home, Toronto 



(416)861-0521 or visi t commutehome.com; door, 
Loewen, call 1 -800-563-9367 or visi tloewen.com 
for retailers across Canada. Shower: Tile, Stone Tile 
International, Toronto (416) 515-9000; penny tile, 
Deco-Tile, Toronto (416) 413-7985 or visit decotile. 
ca ; showerhead, Taps Bath Centre, as above; wood 
block, Stylegarage, Toronto (416) 534-4343, 
1-866-534-4343 or visi t stylegarage.com; glass 
installation, Ace Glass & Mirror, (905) 569-6559. 
Page 69: Throw, Crate & Barrel, visit crateandbarrel. 
ca. Page 70: French Retreat: Design, Jill Ka 
Toronto (41 6) 964-01 92 or visit kantelbergantiques. 
com. Vanity: Rug, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 
1 -800-535-3258 or visi t kravetcanada.com f or 
showrooms across Canada; sconce, Luminart, visit 
luminart.com; bowl, vase, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, 
as above. Shower: Marble, Marble Trend, Toronto 
(416) 783-9911 orvisi tmarbletrend.com; bath 
products, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above. Page 71: 
Serene Sleek: Design, Nancy Riesco, Riesco & 
Lapres Interior Design, Vancouver (604) 736-9440. 
Vanity: Sink, Catalano, visi tcatalano.it; Atrio faucet, 
Grohe, call 1-888-64-GROHE or visit grohecanada. 
com for retailers across Canada. Wet room: Tut 



Acri-tec, visi tacritec.com; tub faucet, Aquabrass, 
visi taquabrass.com. 




STRAIGHT THINKING 

Pages 72 and 73 

Page 727Bedroom: Bed, bolster pillows (on settee), 
curtains (as canopy), white sheets, candleholder 
(on table), Ikea, calU -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca; 



settee, Biltmore, Toronto (416) 360-7632, 
Montreal (514) 288-7632 or visit biltmoredomicile. 
)m; pillow fabric (on settee), flange fabric, sheet 
trim, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or 
visi t designerfabrics.ca; pillow sewing, Sabrina 
Linn, Toronto (41 6) 533-9595 or visit sabrinalinn. 
com; duvet, shams, throw (on settee), Lucca, 
Toronto (416) 485-4999; pedestal tables, LIV 
by Au Lit, Toronto (41 6) 481-2300 or visit livbyaulit. 
com; plant, pot, Florigens Design, Toronto 
(41 6) 935-01 30 or visi t florigensdesign.com; 
lamp, Elte, visi telte.com; pendant light, AM Studio 
Custom Lighting and Art Glass Studio, Toronto 
(416) 783-4100 o ramstudio.ca. Page 73: Top 
Stripes: 1. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics, as above; 
ribbon, Mokuba, Toronto (416) 504-5358. 
2. Green stripes, Ikea, as above; turquoise stripes, 
Designer Fabrics, as above. 3. Fabrics, Designer 
Fabrics, as above. 4. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics, 
as above. Yellow room: Settee, AT Design Group, 
Toronto (416) 323-0323 or visi t atdesignhome.com; 
stool, Belle Epoque, visi t belleepoque.ca; runner, 
black and white striped pillows, Y&Co, visit 
ycocarpet.com; fabrics (other pillows), Designer 
Fabrics, as above; ribbon (sewn on pillows), 
Mokuba, as above; sewing (pillows, throw), 
Sabrina Linn, as above; yellow paint, Babouche 
(223), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1 040 or visit 
farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada; black 
side table, HomeSense, visi t homesense.ca. Blue 
room: Wall colour, Blue Ground (210), wallpaper, 
Block Print Stripe (BP 748), Farrow & Ball, as above; 
console, Stacaro, visi t stacaro.com for retailers 
across Canada; rug, chair, Elte, as above; lamp, 
AT Design Group, as above; pendant light, 
magnifying glass (on book), L'Atelier, Toronto 
(41 6) 966-0200; coral print, Angus & Company, 
visi t angusandcompany.com; plant, planter, 
Florigens Design, as above; bone boxes, Hollace 
Cluny, visi t hollacecluny.ca; side table, 
HomeSense, as above. continued 




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pitcher, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto 
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West's Braised Lamb with Boulangere Potatoes 
and Radicchio: Tablecloth, Williams-Sonoma, 
as above; napkin, flatware, wineglasses, red side 
plate, Crate & Barrel, as above; pitcher, Cynthia 
Findlay Antiques, as above; white plates, Angus 
& Company, Toronto (41 6) 537-4104 or visit 
angusandcompany.com; leather chair, 
HorseFeathers Home, Toronto (416) 486-4555 
or visi t horsefeathershome.com. Page 78: Cibo's 
Buffalo Mozzarella and Mushroom Bruschetta: 
Table, West Elm, visi twestelm.com; Ceramik B 
plates, Made Design, visi t madedesign.ca; 
wineglasses, Ikea, visi t ikea.ca; vase, AT Design 
Group, visi t atdesignhome.com; salt and pepper 
shakers, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above; 
flatware, napkins, Crate & Barrel, as above. Page 80: 
Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart: Marble surface, Ciot 
Marble & Granite, visi tciot.com; Ceramik B plates, 
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cups, saucers, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above. 
Page 82: Maenam's 3-Flavour Fish: Cork surface, 
Torlys, visi t torlys.com for retailers across Canada; 
Alessi glass, AT Design Group, as above; plate, Ikea, 
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dish, Made, as above. Maenam's Crispy Fried 
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AWelcoming Haven 

Warming up a principal bedroom. 



A ADD BOTANICAL DRAPERY 
Drapery panels will certainly 
add some colour and pattern. 
Choose a fabric like Romo's Amaia in Wasabi 
(7359/04) (shown ; romo.com) — it's a large- 
scaled botanical with taupe, green-grey and 
a nice accent of yellowish green. Have the 
drapes sewn with an inverted pleat heading 
and hang them on dark metal rings. 

BREAK UP WOOD TONES 

Your wood furniture is quite nice, but all 
of it together seems a bit heavy. To vary 
the look, paint your bedside tables in Bone 
White (516-3) by Pittsburgh Paints (shown; 
pittsburghpaints.com) . A new wall colour, 
like Pittsburgh Paints' Light Sage (409-4) 
(shown) will pick up on the new drapery. 

UPDATE LAMPS 

Your current lampshades are too traditional, 
so switch them out for a drum or round 
tapered style in black linen or paper. Move 
the floor lamp by the chair to the other side 
of the chair — its current position crowds 
the bedside lamps. 



BRING IN TEXTURE 

A new coverlet on the bed will add 
interest and texture. House & Home's 
Hotel Diamond Pique coverlet in Chocolate 
or Latte (shown; at Home Outfitters, 
homeoutfitters.com) has a nice quilted 
pattern and the rich browns will harmonize 
with your bed frame. Add a pair of accent 
pillows from House & Home's Hotel Crest 
collection (shown ; homeoutfitters.com. ). 
The contrasting border will work well with 
the botanical-print drapery and brown 
coverlet. An area rug will also help soften 
the look. Try Madeline WeinrnVs Platinum 
Westley cotton rug (shown; ycocarpet.com) . 



1. Madeline Weinrib 
Platinum Westley rug, 
Y&Co. 

2. Amaia fabric in Wasabi 
(7359/02), Romo. 

3. Paint in Light Sage 
(409-4) (left) and 
Bone White (51 6-3), 



Pittsburgh Paints. 

4. House & Home 
Hotel Monogram pillow, 
The Bay. 

5. House & Home Hotel 
Diamond Pique coverlet 
in Chocolate and 
Latte, Home Outfitters. 



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White Rabbit 
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Wonderland 
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